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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Marvel is Purchased by Disney in the News & Rumors forums; Apparently Disney has purchased Marvel and its superhero's. Deal still needs to be approved for Anti-trust reasons....
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    Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Apparently Disney has purchased Marvel and its superhero's.

    Deal still needs to be approved for Anti-trust reasons.
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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    That's going to make it mighty awkward at IOA.

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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Yeah, I wonder what the IOA contract dates are. I would guess that there won't be any change for several years.

    After then, who knows what the licensing move will be. Maybe they'll have to construct a big hat or something to block some features of the Spider-Man or Hulk rides!
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    I think it is a good thing and bring more money into the company. It will be akward but they prob. will make universal pony up so big money to keep the characters on the rides. It will be interesting non the less to see how it all folds out.
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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Disney had previously bought Crossgen comics from bankruptcy for $1 Million in 2004.

    I am really interested in how this plays out.

    Could Marvel be the theme for a 5th Park at WDW?

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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Here are some things running through my mind right now from this recent announcement.

    1. Bob Iger said 3 or 4 years ago "No new theme parks in Orlando for the forseeable future".

    2. Two years ago Meg Crofton renamed MGM Studios to Hollywood Studios and she said "Hollywood Studios will reflect the Hollywood of today". She also said the park would change to reflect that theme. Maybe this purchase was part of what she meant.

    3. There's a ton of space where the Backlot Tour is currently located.

    There's a lot to be done before any of this reaches the theme parks or WDW in general. In other words, it maybe a year or two before any Marvel attractions or experiences reach the Disney parks.

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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Don't know how I feel yet, the Hulk, The Thing and Spiderman walking around Disney with the likes of Snow White, Mickey Mouse and Pluto. But trying to keep an open mind and see where this all goes.
    But my first feelings right away were Oh No there goes the neighborhood. But it will be interesting to see where this all goes. My thinking is if they had to lay off staff last year due to economic woes, then why (or how) come up with billions IN CASH.............,
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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Ok, Tony Stark hanging with the princesses...... yeah. For the arcade gamers out there, alla Marvel vs., Marvel vs. Disney video games. Though a serious question I have is about the contract on RnR, how long Aerosmith is still on it. Iron Man Rollercoaster?


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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Since I posted this 2 more threads have been posted on the subject,

    I found this interesting, from the Noon Show, so I'll post this here too.

    After the announcement of the purchase

    Marvel Stock rose .26

    Disney Stock fell .86

    Kinda shows who is happy and who is not.

    I look at the revenue that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brought to
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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    Since I posted this 2 more threads have been posted on the subject,

    I found this interesting, from the Noon Show, so I'll post this here too.

    After the announcement of the purchase

    Marvel Stock rose .26

    Disney Stock fell .86

    You have your facts wrong:

    Marvel shares shot up $9.91, or 26 percent, to $48.56 in midday trading Monday. Disney shares fell 82 cents, or 3 percent, to $26.02.
    Disney to buy comic book powerhouse Marvel for $4B - Yahoo! Finance

    Marvel stock jumped becasue Disney is essentially offering $50 a share for it.

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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    I think it'll be a good thing... Just as long as it doesn't impact ont he parks too much...

    Time for a 5th park - Disney's Marvel Land / World?...
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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    I had pulled the announcement prices time. Note: Announcement made as markets were opening

    You pulled the Mid-Day.

    Bet it will change again by close. That is the beauty of the market
    $$$ and %%% are always evolving.
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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    Expect to see a 'tamer' version of the popular Spiderman attraction at IOA, we'll keep some 3D elements of the ride, change the voice casting, make it glow in the dark and interactive like Buzz Lightyear, and voila! We have a winning Disney attraction!

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    Re: Marvel is Purchased by Disney

    I am still unsure what I think about the whole thing myself but I'm happy that Disney was able to add Marvel to the many things they own. It should be interesting to watch it play out, especially with Universal! I agree with what most people have said here about not wanting to see the Hulk with Snow White and such but I hope Disney can use this to their advantage! Congrats to Disney

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    I just hope with Disney purchasing Marvel that a new X-men movie ends up in the works. (Hugh Jackman's H-O-T Hot!)
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